If you have been following my blog, I am in the beginning stages of trying different mixed media techniques. This is a card that I made from using Hot Off the Press’s Color Me Card Toppers. These papers are on glossy cardstock and have a raised, embossed image and come in all kinds of colors of the embossing: white, black, silver, brown, and copper. They are also available in 12 x 12 sheets. The beauty of using these papers is that you can color them whatever color you want, so you will always have that “perfect” color of paper. Here is a link to a “Webisode” tutorial for using the Ebony Floral Color Me toppers: http://www.paperwishes.com/webisodes/?id=424.
I chose one of the sheets that had a floral side and a “text” side, and cut the card in half. I will be showing a project I made with the text edge in a couple of days. Today’s project is using the floral edge. I used Stampin’ Up “Watercolor Pencils” from a set I got in the early 2000s. They are really crayons, not pencils. I believe that the watercolor pencils that they sell now are actual pencils. I picked some pink and orange colors for the flowers and the end result was tropical in look. I used a light aqua alcohol pen for the background and and colored the flowers and leaves with the crayons. The technique I used was to scribble the crayons on the shiny side of freezer paper and use a wet brush to pick up the color.
I went through my stash of cardstock and found a perfect pink and I cut the cardstock to make a 5 x 6 inch card. I fished through my papers and found some coordinating pink patterned paper. I belong to Paper Wishes Premiere Dazzles Personal Shopper subscription service, and I had received some red Hibiscus Dazzles stickers a couple of months ago. There is an “Aloha” sticker in the set, which I thought was perfect for this card. I placed the “Aloha” on light pink paper and matted it with the leftover pink cardstock. I also used a red jewel border Dazzle sticker along the right edge of the card, and I had some red tiny flower Dazzles that were a perfect match and I placed them on the edge
For the inside, I cut two 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch rectangles and placed the darker pink print paper slightly offset behind the lighter pink paper. I chose a “Just Because” tiny gold Dazzles sticker, and added some more red flower Dazzles. This is a nice bright, summery card to send to anyone.
- Color Me Toppers Ebony Floral: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4007055
- Hibiscus Flowers Dazzles: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4102523
- Tiny Flowers Dazzles: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4102488
- Red Jewel Border Dazzles: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4102438
- Gold Tiny Words and Phrases Dazzles: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4102402
- Pink Cardstock
- Foam squares
Your choice of coloring media
All these items can be purchased from www.paperwishes.com
Link to previous blog posting: https://prettycolorful.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/beginning-with-mixed-media/